News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

12 February 2015

Germany’s Ambassador Visits A WFP-Assisted Refugee Settlement In Iran

TEHRAN– The German Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran visited Shahid Nasseri refugee settlement in Saveh on 8 February 2015 following a German contribution of more than US$1 million to provide food assistance and educational support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements across the country.

Focus on Women
11 February 2015

UN and NGOs seek $30.1 million for flood response and recovery in Zambézia

The humanitarian community in Mozambique, including United Nations agencies, IOM, Red Cross and various NGOs, launched a $30.1 million response and recovery proposal today, to address the needs of over 160,000 flood-affected people in hard-hit Zambézia Province in central Mozambique. The proposal responds to a request from the Government of Mozambique to mobilize additional relief resources, and supports the nationally-led emergency system and effort underway.

11 February 2015

US$ 1 Million From Dubai’s International Humanitarian City Helps WFP Feed Storm-Hit Syrian Refugees

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the UAE’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) for its US$ 1 million contribution that helped WFP feed 30,000 Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan during the month of January as they faced a severe snow storm.

9 February 2015

Statement Attributable To The United Nations Resident And Humanitarian Coordinator A.I. In Sudan, Mr. Adnan Khan, On The Killing Of Three Sudanese Red Crescent Society Staff In Blue Nile State

Khartoum, 09 February 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Adnan Khan, strongly condemns an attack on Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff in Blue Nile State on 8 February 2015, which resulted in the killing of three aid workers and seriously injured another staff member of SRCS.
9 February 2015

Finland Supports WFP’s Cash And Vouchers For Displaced And Refugees In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the government of Finland to WFP operations in Sudan.

ED - E.Cousin
6 February 2015

The World Food Programme Pays Tribute To Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto

Statement from WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME - As the world mourns the senseless murder of Kenji Goto, the Syria Crisis staff of the United Nations World Food Programme are remembering him for the incredible support he provided to WFP in the last few years of his life. Kenji was an ally in the fight against hunger, covering our Syria operations extensively and traveling to refugee camps with our staff on a regular basis.

4 February 2015

World Food Programme Scales Up Assistance In Flood-Hit Districts Of Malawi

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Government of Malawi and humanitarian partners to scale up assistance to reach those affected by floods in the country.
2 February 2015

World Food Programme Alarmed By Images Showing ISIS Distributing WFP Food In Syria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about images circulating on social media showing WFP food boxes bearing Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) labels. WFP is trying to verify the authenticity of the photographs, where they were taken and the circumstances surrounding this incident.

2 February 2015


TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warmly welcomes a contribution from Germany to feed Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

2 February 2015

WFP-Contracted Aircrew Recovered Safely After Being Forced To Land In Sudan

ROME – Six Bulgarian crew members of a helicopter contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) forced to land by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N) in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state were handed over safely to WFP in South Sudan today.


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